University for Development Studies

UDS Library

Academic Library · Ghana

Information Services Department

Dr. Miriam. Linda Akeriwe, Assistant Editorial Secretary / Head of Information Services Department

Program Overview

To provide on a regular and sustained basis, an excellent scholarly journal for reporting empirical research findings, policy analysis, topical issues, theoretical concerns, and reviews on development. The Institutional Repository publishes among other things theses and dissertations of Graduate students of the University. This is to ensure that research emanating from the University is accessible to the outside world.
  • Publishing activities began: 2014
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across several campuses
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 12
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 5
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 4
  • Peer-reviewed: 5


Top Publications:
  • UDS International Journal of Development (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Medical and health sciences
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Humanities
  • Engineering


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty, Graduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • DOI distribution
  • budget preparation
  • cataloging
  • copyediting
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • marketing
  • training
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP


Additional Information

Last Year:
There has not been any until the Library started the current publishing initiatives
Future Plans:
The University Library intends to introduce an institutional Online Journal System for the entire University, to manage all the journals and other publishing avenues within the University.
Other Information:
The Library is striving to ensure that all publishing activities within the Library are standardised to meet world standards.